Williams Lake is named for Chief William, who was chief of the Secwepenic tribe and whose counsel prevented the Shuswap from joining the Tsilhqot in their uprising against the settlers.
Location: Williams Lake is located in the central part of the Province.
Judicial District: Cariboo Judicial District
Courthouse – Williams Lake
Location: 540 Borland Street / 7 Avenue North
Built: 1969 – 1971
Architect: Department of Public Works
Contractor: Dexter, Bush & Associates Ltd.
Description: The building faces south and is a four story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Williams Lake. The rectangular shaped building has narrow vertical windows above the first story. The main entrance is located at the centre of the west side. The roof line is flat. The Supreme Court courtroom is located on the west side of the fourth story and the Provincial Court courtroom is located on the east side of the fourth story. There is a courtroom on the west side of the first story.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1861 by Philip Henry Nind.
Photos taken 2019